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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Róber (5' OG)
  • Kevin Gameiro (29', 59')
  • Antoine Griezmann (65', 68')

Griezmann, Gameiro doubles as Atleti ease past Levante

Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro celebrate after scoring a goal in a win against Levante. Getty Images

Atletico Madrid romped to a 5-0 win at Levante, which put them back above their city rivals Real into third place.

Atletico, who drew 0-0 at home with Real last weekend, went ahead after just five minutes following an own goal from Levante defender Roberto Suarez Pier.

Kevin Gameiro doubled the visitors' lead with a close-range finish on 29 minutes after Angel Correa had rounded the keeper and seen a goalbound shot blocked.

The French forward got his second of the night just before the hour when picked out in the penalty area by compatriot Antoine Griezmann.

Atletico striker Griezmann then got in on the act with a double of his own, scoring twice in the space of three minutes.

First Griezmann slid in at the far post to convert a low cross through the six-yard box from Gameiro on 65 minutes.

Griezmann was then in the right place to net again after Gameiro's shot had been saved following a break down the right, to cap an impressive away performance.

Diego Simeone's team will next face Elche in the second leg of their fourth-round Copa Del Rey tie.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +31 39
2 Atletico Madrid 16 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 +19 31
5 Sevilla FC 16 0 29
6 Girona 16 -2 23
7 Villarreal 15 +2 21
8 Eibar 16 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 0 20
11 Leganes 15 -2 20
12 Celta Vigo 15 +4 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 -6 18
15 Levante 16 -7 17
16 Espanyol 15 -8 16
17 Deportivo La Coruña 15 -9 15
18 Alavés 16 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 15 -23 10

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